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Personal Progress (Houghall) - C&G Entry 1 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

All students are required to attend college for 3 days per week, from 9: 00am until 4. 15pm. During their time in college, they will undertake 9 hours of practical vocational learning (depending upon their chosen route, i.e. animals, land and plants or foundation studies) , 3 hours of maths and English, 1 hour each of Personal and Social Development, Tutorial and Personal Centred Planning and 2 hours of work experience. All of these elements add up to their study programme in their chosen area. All practical sessions are delivered within a 'real life' working environment delivered by teaching staff who are experts in their vocational areas.

Course content


Make a familiar journey; Recognise hazards in familiar settings; Improve personal manner & conduct; Dealing with problems in daily life; Working as part of a group and Healthy Living.
Vocational modules depending upon chosen pathway, i.e. animals, land and plants or foundation studies incorporating horticulture, ceramics and catering.


Entry requirements

Participation in education pre 16.


You will be assessed throughout the course.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

The course is an excellent entry into college life and leads onto further progression within the department; Houghall Campus - Land & Plants and Animals, and Peterlee Campus offers Ceramics, Catering and Horticulture.

Further information

Progress within entry level programmes, supported employment, employment, voluntary sector, supported internship or access to a mainstream course within a specific vocational area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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    • The College's Houghall Campus is located on the outskirts of Durham City centre. The Campus has an excellent reputation for a range of land based studies and is highly regarded amongst those within land based industries. The campus has excellent facilities including an arboretum, pinetum, working farm, stables and a specialist small animal care unit, all set amongst stunning grounds and countryside. These coupled with outstanding lecturers who share a passion for the outdoors, students with an interest in land based studies can be assured they have come to the right place.